November is a going to be a huge month Down Under with a bunch of big acts set to start off the summer.
Independent American rock duo The Black Keys will be finishing their Australian tour on the 1st in Melbourne after playing some huge gigs to end out November.
The band out of Akron, Ohio played their smallest gig since their starting out days; a 400 capacity performance at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel in front of ticket winning fans and a bunch of celebrities including comedian Wil Anderson and Sarah Blasko as a warm up ahead of Sunday’s Rockit Festival in Perth.
Angus Stone, of popular brother sister folk act Angus and Julia Stone, will play a gig on the 9th at The Hi Fi in Melbourne and then again on the 22nd at The Palace, presumably playing tracks from his 2012 album Broken Brights.
After eight long years Radiohead are returning with a 5 show tour hitting Brisbane, Sydney the Melbourne. The tour begins on the 9th in Brisbane.
The English group’s last visit to Australia in 2004 was a bit of disappointment when a gig in Melbourne was cancelled after frontman Thom Yorke lost his voice.
Ben Harper returns to Australia in what will be his first ever acoustic headline tour. Harper has a large fan base in Australia and his first ever solo appearance has drawn huge interest; the demand has resulted into a fourth show be being booked. He’ll be playing Melbourne on the 10th and Sydney on 12th and 13th with the fourth date yet to be released.
Who’s excited about a Dwight Yoakam appearance? Don’t be because Coldplay are doing an East Coast tour. The band is playing a few gigs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne between the 13th and the 21st after a one stop show in New Zealand.
Chris Martin: “We can't wait to get back to Australia and New Zealand this November. They're such special places for us. These venues are pretty huge, the Aussie and New Zealand crowds are always incredible and we'll be bringing everything we've got. It's going to be big."
The end of November will be a strange one with a number of unusual/old acts all appearing on our shores at the same time. For those who like to indulge, Elton John and George Michael are partaking on national tours while Nickelback and the Village People will also be about.
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